10 Best Online Shops For Your Summer Adventure Needs

March 14, 2017 7:00 pm by Karla Ramos

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Summer is about to start and many will celebrate this season by heading to the beach or having other outdoor activities. For some, summer is the start of new adventures. Here’s a list of summer essentials that will surely help you in your adventures. Much more, they are all locally sourced.

1. Spacestastic

Packing can be tasking. I for one hate packing, especially for long trips. I find that packing cubes come very handy. They offer a way for me to organize my things and its amazing how much you can squeeze in those tiny little cubes. This definitely saves time by allowing you to find your belongings easier too.

Spacestastic solves the problem of every traveler and offers quality packing cubes and bags in various sizes and designs.

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2. Gugu Bags, Vela Manila, Akaba– Local adventure bags

Gugu Bags sells handwoven backpacks perfect for travelers. The bags which are made from jute and up-cycled cotton fabric with leather accents were woven by a community at the foot of Mount Mayon.

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Vela Manila also sells quality handwoven bags, pouches and bayongs. Most of the products were made by artisans from Daraghuyan Community in Bukidnon.

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In addition, Akaba also sells hip travel bags made from Philippine handwoven textiles. . These fashion brands aren’t just for you summer needs but also bridge our cultural heritage with our modern lifestyle.

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3. Hull and Stern Adventure Dry Bag

"Oh darling, let's be adventurers" 👣 #steertrue 📷:@niquitty

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You can use the HULL & STERN Adventure Dry Bag to protect your essentials from dust or water so you can focus on your most recent adventure. It is very handy, useful day in and day out for trekking, chasing waterfalls, canyoneering or if you’re out in the sea.”

The dry bag is a sturdy, stylish and affordable product ideal for adventurers and travelers who enjoy outdoor activities and water sports. It is made of strong IPx5 tarpaulin material that is made to resist and repel water and other harsh elements. The Hull & Stern Waterproof 10 L Dry Bags cost P750 each, with delivery charges of P60 for Metro Manila and P100 for other provinces in the Philippines.

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4.Bedroom Essentials PH

For outdoor adventurers, heads up! Their Pouches and Covies blankets can be made into a makeshift changing room, sleeping bed, and a bag. Now, you can surely bring your bedroom anywhere you go.

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5. Aluyan, Kayumanggear , Hammock Republic Hammock

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Camping by the sea or on top of mountains are widely becoming a trend nowadays. That is why, these local stores offer you a wide variety of outdoor gears. If you are looking for a sturdy hammock and outdoor gear, Aluyan and Kayumanggear are the real deals. Aluyan, a local brand offers quality hammocks and travel neck pillow (4in1 -built in mosquito net, sleeping bag, water resistant neck pillow). They also sell rain and lifestyle bag cover as well as paracord bracelets.

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Meanwhile, Kayumanggear, a homegrown brand also makes bracelets and clocks from old bike parts aside from hammocks. Hats off to Kayumanggear team for they really take recycling to another level.

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6.Fuji Camera/ Instax / Printer 


Of course, your summer memories shouldn’t be posted only on your social media accounts but also in your photo albums. In spite of being in the digital world, taking pictures and printing it out is a good way for storing your treasured memories. A camera is definitely a must have. If you don’t have one yet I must say my Fuji XA-3 and instax is the perfect travel companion.

7. Anemone and Common Ware and Shop Seashell Swimwear

Before you head to the water, never forget to wear a comfy and stylish swimwear. If you want to have a new pair of swimwear this summer, Anemone has it.

Anemone’s swimsuits are truly unique—from embellished classic pieces (with details like buckled straps, flirty ruffles, and fun patterns) to stylish rash guards (if you want a more conservative option, or you just want to cover more skin for protection). Plus, they use fabrics that are UPF 50+ rated, shielding your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Anemone’s products are crafted in the islands of the Philippines.

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Also, Common Ware’s board shorts for both women and men come in the cutest graphical prints and are a must-buy this summer. You can also go matchy-matchy with your guy with the same print of your choice. Common Ware targets the men and women who are sea seekers and creates exquisite and locally-made wardrobe essentials for them.

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8. Renegade Folk– footwear

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This shoe brand sells local footwear meticulously designed and handcrafted by artisans. Slip-ons and sandals of Renegade Folk will surely be a good partner for your summer OOTDs. You can find them at CommonThread Greenbelt, CommonThread Rockwell, and The Ramp Glorietta.

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9. Daydream Republic– Artsy pin-board maps

This local store gives people well-designed, locally-available and reasonably-priced maps that comes from various designs. All their maps are printed on canvas over a corkboard and come with map pins and a bucket list. They have a Classic World Map, a Playful World Map and the Philippine Map, all priced at P1,350. Go get your own map and pin the places you’re planning to visit this summer. Truly, this store is a home for visual dreamers and go-getters.

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10. RRAW -Organic beauty products

This local health care line offers plant-powered products that protects and cares for the needs of your skin. Your summer vacation won’t be complete without the help of RRAW’s products that will protect your skin from the extreme heat. You can guarantee that the products cause no further harm to your skin for it’s nature-based.

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Summer is just around the corner and I’m sure you’re all dying to go on a vacation, so mark your calendars, book those trips, support local and shop for your essentials!



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